Mark’s vision for his dream film is unlike most in independent filmmaking today. His inspiration comes from films as disparate as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Seventh Seal, as well as his experiences growing up amidst the grey skies, rusty cars, and ranch houses of Milwaukee’s north west side.
American Movie is the story of filmmaker Mark Borchardt, his mission, and his dream. Spanning two years of intense struggle with his film, his family, financial decline and spiritual crisis, American Movie is a portrayal of ambition, obsession, excess, and one man’s quest for the American Dream.
8:30pm Sunday 20 May on ABC2 (repeated Wednesday 11pm).